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New Jersey Halts All Non-Essential Construction after 8:00 P.M. on April 10, 2020

New Jersey Legal Pulse

On April 8, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 122 (2020) (“EO 122”). EO 122 requires that the physical operation of all non-essential construction projects must cease by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020. Only work on “essential construction projects” may continue to operate physically after that time.

EO 122 defines 14 categories of construction projects that are considered essential. Under EO 122, essential construction relates to the following areas:

  1. “[T]he delivery of health care services,” such as hospitals;
  2. “Transportation projects,” such as roads and bridges;
  3. “Utility projects,” such as projects necessary to produce and transmit electricity; ...

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